Rae Sremmurd Just Made History’s Least Ambitious Triple Album

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Rae-SremmurdEvery time a rapper ascends from humbler places to stardom — from the production credits on Roc-A-Fella albums, from the word-drunk Los Angeles underground, from the Degrassi cast — it feels like an unlikely underdog triumph. But even among stories like those, Rae Sremmurd’s ascent has been dizzy and unpredictable. Just a few years ago, … More »

Please Welcome Our New Overlord Cardi B

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Sometimes, a perfect opening line will tell you, right away, everything you need to know about an album. Kurt Cobain on In Utero: “Teenage angst has paid off well / Now I’m bored and old.” Elliott Smith on XO: “Cut this picture into you and me / Burn in backwards, kill this history.” Robert Smith … More »

Stream OMB Peezy Humble Beginnings EP

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The 20-year-old rapper OMB Peezy comes from Sacramento by way of Alabama, and his high-pitched squeaky drawl of a voice feels like a perfect union between the Bay Area an deep-south rap aesthetics. On his new EP Humble Beginnings, he goes in over a series of gleamingly funky beats from Cardo, the tremendously exciting young … More »

So There’s This French African Rapper Named MHD, And He’s Really Good

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We were only there for three or four songs. It was enough. Last Thursday was one of those rare nights when Chris DeVille and I, the two Stereogum staffers who refuse to live in New York, were in the city anyway, splitting a hotel room the night before we jumped on a train up to … More »